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Hello, I’m after some advice. 
I am currently self employed but may have to stop work due to having Multiple Sclerosis but I’m not entitled to any benefits. 
Has anyone had this experience or have any advice please

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  • Andy_L
    Andy_L Posts: 12,819 Forumite
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    Why do you think you're not entitled to any benefits?

    https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit/eligibility
  • Clairaboo
    Clairaboo Posts: 5 Forumite
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    I spoke to citizens advice and they said because I’m self employed if I stop working then I’m not entitled to any money. 
    I do get disability living allowance but that £358 per month which doesn’t even cover my mortgage! 
  • Torry_Quine
    Torry_Quine Posts: 18,840 Forumite
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    CAB are wrong. I'd suggest contacting the MS society. 
    Lost my soulmate so life is empty.

    I can bear pain myself, he said softly, but I couldna bear yours. That would take more strength than I have -
    Diana Gabaldon, Outlander
  • marcia_
    marcia_ Posts: 1,972 Forumite
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    Clairaboo said:
    I spoke to citizens advice and they said because I’m self employed if I stop working then I’m not entitled to any money. 
    I do get disability living allowance but that £358 per month which doesn’t even cover my mortgage! 
     They are wrong as the poster above says. 

     You can claim universal credit and depending on savings and other income you will probably be entitled to something, use the benefits calculator below 

    https://benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk/

  • macman
    macman Posts: 53,098 Forumite
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    CAB are well meaning but frequently ill-informed: speak to someone who is properly qualified.
    No free lunch, and no free laptop ;)
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